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March 1984

The Gray Iris Syndrome: An Iatrogenic Form of Pigmentary Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the University Eye Clinic, Zurich.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(3):397-398. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030315026

• An excessive trauma of the iris at the time of lens implantation in the posterior chamber can lead to a change in color of a blue iris because of a diffuse pigmentary dispersion syndrome and possibly a pigmentary glaucoma. The clinical signs of the syndrome are illustrated and the possible causes and preventions of this surgical complication are discussed.

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